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Victoria Cross at Takrouna: The Haane Manahi Story

Victoria Cross at Takrouna: The Haane Manahi Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Moon, Paul

Haane Manahi (died 1986) was a member of the Maori Battalion from New Zealand in World War II who was nominated for a Victoria Cross, but eventually received a special citation for bravery from the Queen. In December 2005 the Waitangi Tribunal released their finding to a claim th...at was lodged by iwi Te Arawa, in 2000, for Manahi. Te Arawa lodged that Manahi should be posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery at the Battle of Takrouna in 1943. Sergeant Manahi led his men up a sheer limestone escarpment to capture positions; the following day he set out to capture Italian outposts. Four generals, including Bernard Freyberg and Bernard Montgomery had recommended that Manahi receive the Victoria Cross but this recommendation had been overruled in London.[1] In October 2006 the New Zealand Minister of Defence announced that Manahi would be recognised by the presentation of an altar cloth, a personal letter from the Queen acknowledging his gallantry and a sword. The Victoria Cross could not be awarded as King George VI had ruled in 1949 that no further awards from World War II ought to be made.[2] The award was presented at a ceremony in Rotorua by Prince Andrew to Manahi's two sons, Rauawa and Geoffrey on 17 March 200
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ISBN 9781869694203
Published NZ 29 Oct 2010
Publisher Huia Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Out of print

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ISBN-13 9781869694203
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Huia Publishers
Imprint Huia Publishers
Published 29 Oct 2010
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Moon, Paul
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 220
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 220mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 940.540092
Weight 525g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Soldiers - New Zealand, Manahi, Haane, Manahi, Haane - Medals, Enfidaville, Battle of, Tunisia, 1943
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade